The Language Centre
  

Mandarin Chinese

Modules Available

We are currently offering the following modules in Mandarin-Chinese:

Mandarin Chinese Stage 1

 

Mandarin Chinese Stage 1:

Complete beginners, students with little or no knowledge of the language.

Indicative topics and grammar

  • Introductions/identifying people/asking for directions/work/opinions/invitations
  • Initials, finals & Tones/Third-tone Sandhi (1)/Interrogatives with ‘ma’/Questions with ‘ne’/Narrative Sentence
  • Order/Chinese Basic Strokes/writing Chinese characters/rule of stroke order
 
 Mandarin Chinese Stage 2

Mandarin Chinese Stage 2:

Any of the following: 

  • The successful completion of Stage 1 (one year of study)
  • GCSE (A*-B) or an equivalent qualification
  • ‘AS’ level Grade C-E
  • IB Standard level 3-5, or Higher level 3. 

Indicative topics and grammar

  • Asking time/Hailing a taxi/Describing health problems/Expressing volition, indicating necessity/renting a house/room etc  
  • Sentences with the optative verbs (1): , , 可以, 应该/Sentences with serial verb phrases (1): Purpose/Sentences with double objects (2): , etc
 
Mandarin Chinese Stage 3

Mandarin Chinese Stage 3:

Any of the following: 

  • Successful completion of Stage 2
  • AS level A*- B
  • GCE Advanced Level grade C or below
  • IB Standard level 6-7 or Higher level 4-5

Indicative topics and grammar

  • Sports/Emphasizing time and location of past events/Talking about direction & location/Past experience/Making appointments or comments /Looking for a job etc
  • Construction of “是…的”/Location words/Sentences indicating existence/ Contradictory conjunctions/ Complex directional complement/ etc
 
Mandarin Chinese Stage 4

 

Mandarin Chinese Stage 4:

Any of the following: 

  • successful completion of Stage 3
  • GCE Advanced Level grade A*-B
  • IB Higher level 6-7

Indicative topics and grammar

  • 第33课 保护环境就是保护我们自己-第34课:神女峰的传说-35 课:汽车我先开着-36 北京热起来了 etc

  • Subject-predicate phrase as the predicate/Interrogative pronouns of indefinite denotation

  • Non-subject sentence/Construction 连…… 也/都…../ etc
 
 

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email: LanguageCentre@nottingham.ac.uk